Emeritus Summer 2020 Schedule

Literature and Writing

 

BILING E02, French Literature

This course helps older adults understand and appreciate the vast literary output of France and other French speaking countries, and introduces them to French culture and people. Older adults explore a variety of French literature in the language in which it was written and engage in stimulating discussions with their peers.

Course Number: 9518 Time: 2 - 3:50 p.m. T Location: DE Instructor: Isner-Ball D R

ENGL E20, Literature: The Novel

This course, which examines the world’s greatest literary works (such as James Joyce’s Ulysses) is designed to help older adults learn about trends in writing in different societies. Older adults learn about the uniqueness of each age of literature and each author under scrutiny. Various literary themes and the concerns of authors in different historical periods serve as a basis for discussion so that older adults may compare and contrast these topics with current events, modern cultures and sub-cultures, and societal structures and mores. Older adults will also discuss with their peers how these works relate to their own life experiences and accumulated knowledge.

Course Number: 9520 Time: 2 - 3:50 p.m. M Location: DE Instructor: Dwyer F We will continue working our way through Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, picking up where we left off about 4/5 of the way through vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah in the translation by Moncrieff, revised by Kilmartin, and revised again by Enright. This course requires regular synchronous meetings through online instruction.

ENGL E23, Shakespeare

This course allows older adults to study and discuss selected plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries with their peers. Older adults will experience or re-experience the emotional and dramatic content in Shakespeare’s classic works in light of their current life situations, and discuss the concerns of the human heart from the height of passion to the depths of despair.

Course Number: 9521 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.m. M Location: DE Instructor: Achorn J C

Course Number: 9522 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. M Location: DE Instructor: Achorn J C

ENGL E25, Literature: The American Novel

This course assists older adults in analyzing American novels, discussing them with their peers, and renewing their appreciation for this unique form of literature. Older adults learn background and trends in writing in different time periods and regions of America, and discuss how these works relate to their own life experiences and accumulated knowledge.

Course Number: 9523 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.m. T Location: DE Instructor: Achorn J C Explore the development of the American novel, the writers and their lives and times.

ENGL E27, Poetry and Fiction

This course helps older adults explore a wide variety of poetry; in particular, poetry as adventure, confirmation, and renewal. Older adults also employ selected poems as a.m.ans to examine their life experiences and discuss these experiences with their peers. This course is designed to refresh older adults’ enjoyment and increase their appreciation of poetry as a.m.ans of expression, and helps older adults explore poetry in relation to other types of literature, in particular in its use of language and imagery.

Course Number: 9593 Time: 10 - 11:50 a.m. W Location: DE Instructor: Davis C V

ENGL E29, Greek Literature

This course introduces older adults to the world of ancient Greek drama and fosters discussion among peers. Older adults will study Greek theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters, and different interpretations through comparative analysis. Older adults will learn how ancient Greek drama is interpreted in modern media and will relate it to their own lives and experiences.

Course Number: 9524 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. M Location: DE Instructor: Dwyer F We will continue our investigation of the story of Jason, Hercules, Medea, and the voyage of the Argonauts in a close reading and discussion of The Golden Fleece by Robert Graves. This course requires regular synchronous meetings through online instruction.

ENGL E30, Creative Writing

This course nurtures, revitalizes, and stimulates older adult writers who may already be producing or thinking about producing written material. The course is intended to discover, encourage, and develop untapped writing talent in older adults. It also allows older adults to develop and refine their writing and self expression skills, discuss their writing with peers, and comment on their peers’ writing in a respectful and constructive manner. The course is also a forum for older adults to share their creative voices with peers.

Course Number: 9525 Time: 9 - 11:15 a.m. M Location: DE Instructor: Kronsberg G J Experiment with writing projects to explore style, content and effect from the basics to more sophisticated techniques.

Course Number: 9526 Time: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. T Location: DE Instructor: Reyes A C Come learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.

ENGL E33, Autobiography

This course helps older adults review and integrate the experiences that have shaped their lives, share memories with peers, and create a record of events for themselves and their families. Through this class older adults achieve a sense of pride in their accomplishments, improve their writing abilities, and express themselves in writing that can be shared with family, friends, and the public if desired.

Course Number: 9527 Time: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. S Location: DE Instructor: Fox Jr R W

Course Number: 9589 Time: 9 - 11:15 a.m. Th Location: DE Instructor: Wali M

Course Number: 9594 Time: 12 - 2:15 p.m. S Location: DE Instructor: Reyes A C